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institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report," the obama administration asks for your help in fighting off misinformation about the healthcare plan. we'll look at how reform legislation could be derailed by the most divisive political issue, abortion. we'll examine the events that led up to today's tearful reunion of journalists released from captivity and hugo chavez beats the drums of war over u.s. troop movement in south america. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking news within the last few minutes. a federal jury has found former louisiana democratic congressman william jefferson guilty of bribery. this case is best known, you may remember, with the $90,000 federal agents found in his freezer. national correspondent catherine herridge joins us live with details. >> according to reports we are receiving from the federal courthouse in alex an dree ya, the former congressman has been found guilty of 11 of the charges against him, including bribery, in one of the most notorious trials in the beltway w
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big numbers from one of the government's most popular economic incentives, the cash for clunkers program. the president says he is optimistic about economic recovery after the latest numbers are stronger than anticipated. the healthcare reform numbers still don't add up for many on capitol hill, as vacation beckons, and after a number of legal efforts, we finally get to see the air force i flyover that panicked manhattan. all that, plus the all-star panel and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after a lot of lonely weekends, car dealers around the country are bracing for impact tonight. a government program designed to spark sales and get gas guzzlers off the road is getting a high octane reception from the public. now, white house correspondent wendell goler reports the president is looking for more fuel for this program, despite critics who say this is bad for the country's economic engine. >> who would
captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: on "special report" the speaker of house calling a shouting dissent on americans. seniors have plenty of de dissent over the aarp over its endorsement of the current reform plan and the president spends the day in mexico not far from the region ruled in part by a brutal drug cartel and asthma reasons fight the taliban in afghanistan, the u.s. commander says the taliban is winning. all that, plus the fox news all-stars, right here, right now. from washington, i'm bret baier. the top two democrats in the house of representatives today poured fuel on the fire over the hot tempered reaction to healthcare reform in many members' town hall sessions this month. carl cameron calls on the democrats' efforts to neutralize the critics. >> as democrats continued their orchestrated nationwide blitz of pro-healthcare town hall reform meetings, some tried to put down opponents in advance. >> raise your hand if you are so mad about the idea of federal healthcare reform you can't even think straight? proud and determined, healthcare reform opponents are turnin
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big brother may not be watching as closely. we will tell you about new white house moves to change the way it compiles its e-mail lists. the list of biggest identity theft cases just got a new clubhouse leader. we'll have details of a huge case that is unfolding tonight and explain how it could affect you, and you know it as the public option and it has been a major part of the healthcare reform debate. now rumblings that it may go away, and the battle to secure afghanistan's polling places just three days ahead of a crucial election. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after nearly a week of several questions and not many answers, there are significant developments tonight on the white house e-mail front. senior white house correspondent major garrett, who broke the story of regular citizens ending up on a white house e-mail list, reports on what is being done to fix it. >> change, the watch word of the obama campaign and white house, now applies to the president's website. today, two signific
right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. even though they are the minority party, republicans figure prominently in president obama's healthcare reform message today. the president signaled a growing impatience with the g.o.p. amid continued talk that frustrated democrats may try to ram through legislation however they can. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett. >> in his first appearance on a radio talk show broadcast from the white house and in a town hall later with grassroots supporters, president obama accused republicans of plotting their return to power through the graveyard of healthcare reform. >> early on, a decision was made by the republican leadership that said, look, let's not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94 when clinton came in. he failed on healthcare and then we won in the midterm elections and got the majority. later when talking to organizing for america loyalists, mr. obama said three senate loyalists may help negotiate a healthcare deal but he won't wait much longer for results. >> we don't know ye
deal with the president of israel. in their exclusive interview, shimon peres said down with bret baier, saying it is time. the interview comes on a hill -- comes on the heels of a poll of israelis who believe that president obama does not have their best at heart. the poll shows only 4% of jewish israelis consider the president pro-israel. bret baier is in jerusalem. tell us what the president is saying about a possible settlement negotiation? -- negotiation. >> i asked him about the pole and he said that he never really respected them. there are like perfume, they are nice to small but dangerous to swallow. ask for a possible breakthrough, i got the sense that israelis are possibly preparing to make some agreement on the settlement issue. president peres told us about the meeting that could happen this fall. >> perhaps by september. president obama could chair it. there is a chance that we could be open to negotiations. frankly, i think it is the best choice. there is no escape. >> as we walked through the presidential guard and, he talked about iran, the threat from iran. he said he
but first bret baier previews what is on "special report" tonight. hi, bret. >> coming up, going it alone? are top democrats and president obama preparing to am through their own version of healthcare reform? and of afghanistan prepares for elections. join me in 27 minutes on "special report" and now back to the judge in for glenn. andrew: you've heard glenn talk about goldman sachs' strong ties to the obama administration. tonight, another bank, scwvment p morgan chase with strong ties to the obama administration and has received a government bailout, and who that bank is giving its money to. according to our research, jpmorgan chase, ready for this, has given more than $5 million to acorn of a fill quat acorn housing since 2001. a jpmorgan spokesman tells us "our dealings with acorn" have been entirely appropriate." ok, we're not saying it is entirely inappropriate. other banks give money continuously to the group blamed for the mortgage meltdown? why? acorn is accused of operate what this show has called a shell game and some members of congress have called it, quote, a criminal enterp
noise in the background. what is that? >> they are -- bret: is "they -- greta: who is "date -- "they"? >> the libyans. it is supposed to be the second the libyanf to the united states. for years, the building was completely and utterly derelicts. it was overgrown, a community and about three months it sprung to life -- and at -- derelict. when youç are a middle eastern e regime set, whos ocean of oil, and youç have a lot of money to spend, even for your two-week in new jersey. muammar qaddafi has the habit of pitching is bedouin tent under receive visitors when he travels abroad. he had no place to pitch in that tent. a permit in central down.nd was turned you looked at the level of expenditure that is going on you can see is staggering. it was a derelict property. it did not have a roof. this fence is brand new. my offense was taken down my having been informed, without my permission, without authorization -- my fence was down. was not informed. they cut down all of my trees, have to be at rocket scientist to understand why. he cmes with an army to protect compromise.ivacy is e
people who trust liberty medical. jon: now to the middle east and a fox news exclusive. bret baier gets a to or from israeli president trone perez in any to loss of interview. bret baier is in jerusalem now with the highlights. the question everyone is asking it is, is there any kind of a breakthrough on peace negotiations? >> i think they are close. the israeli president told us the plan now is for benjamin netanyahu to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the united nations. president obama is expected to chair that meeting. according to the president, the plan is not to have an announcement that peace negotiations are moving forward, at least if things continue the way they are. in order for that to happen, the israelis may have to agree to a freeze of settlements outside of the borders of israel. that is a tough thing for the government, but it sounds like from the interview that there are close to doing that. jon: you visited the border with the president. what did he have to say? >> it was interesting. we were just a few hundred yards away from the border. days before
medicare benefits. rnc chairman michael steele outlining the principles in an op ed. with me now is bret baier. nice to have you. there are taking advantage of this opportunity now that the president is on vacation. now the gop is getting in there jab of the day. -- their jab of the day. >> that is right. the rnc and michael steele really sees an opportunity here. there is a lot of concern here. looking at the polls in recent weeks on health care reform, and seniors and independent voters, even those who voted for president obama, are having increasing concerns about a number of things. not just the death panel talk. basically, that is funding for end of life discussions. michael steele writes -- other thing they are talking about our cuts in medicare, one proposed at $500 million. medicare is government-run, but it is also a program that is running out of money. experts believe that it will need an infusion of $2 billion just to stay insolvent. under the current plan there will be $500 billion cut from funding. this bill of rights is to tap into some of those concerns. trace: you have t
insurance. he said there still listening to other options. i want to bring in bret bair. this has caused a firestorm of controversy. this poll shows 59% of americans do not want the democrats to go it alone. there are reports that they may want to go it alone. robert gibbs is going to great lengths to knock this down. >> this is all about the public and private discussions to try to shore up the base for the administration. at the town hall meeting in colorado, the president, and then kathleen sebelius, suggested that the administration might be willing to go forward with an idea that does not include the public option. by the way, that is government run health insurance. that is the plan that is included on the table. if they were going to abandon that. that sent off a firestorm of reaction from the left. now we have a lead in "the new york times" -- senior officials say they might go alonone. it is conservative democrats in the house and senate that have a real problem with the public option. in this briefing, the white house robert gibbs is trying to back away from "the new york times
in santa claire ravment glenn beck returns in a moment but first bret baier previews what is on "special report" tonight. >> the president traveled today to mexico. we will show you a part of that country largely controlled by a drug cartel known as "the family," plus what is next for afghanistan? join me in about 26 minutes for "special report." now back to glenn. >> hello, america. we will bring you the stories now that the media and government are just not using their head. a section of the healthcare reform bill bringing better access to people who don't speak english. getting involved, don't be shocked here, community organizations t calls for a study to give three-year grants to improve communication between providers and beneficiaries who are, quote, living in communities where racial and ethnic communities in populations that face language barriers are underserved with respect to such services. gee, this sounds like cloward and piven. maybe somebody should google cloward and piven and read up on it. up to $500,000 grants will go to providers and as the bill reads, priority will b
to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the obama administration's cash for clunkers program is looking for a $2 billion refill. the senate is expected to vote before it goes on august recess whether to approve more money for rebates that have encouraged tens of thousands of people to trade in their own gas guzzlers for new more fuel efficient cars. white house correspondent wendell goler is live with an update. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, peop
be near bermud week. bret baier now previews his >> hi, patti ann. coming up, the administration tries to insist their message has not changed on a government-run public option for health insurance. and what exactly is a co-op? what are the pros and cons? we had bake it down in 28 minutes. now back to glenn. glenn: welcome to the glenn beck program. we have nancy grace, author of "the 11th victim. " it is on sale everywhere, and my old comrade in arms. good to see you. >> it is wonderful to see you, glenn. glenn: nancy, you were always very kind to me. >> likewise. glenn: i preesh crate that. i really do. before we get to the book, i have to say somebody called me, a lady named katie abrams. she is a mom. her husband has a small business. they work together, et cetera, et cetera, but basically she is a stay-at-home mom. she went this week to meet with senator arlen specter at that town hall. she was one of the people selected to talk. she spoke. she was very eloquent. she was very calm, but she said "i'm afraid for my country. you guys aren't even listening." another network -- not min
but first bret baier previews "special report. " >> washington reacts to kennedy's death and what the former c.i.a. inspect inspector general is saying about dick cheney. join me at top of the hour for "special report," but now back to glenn beck. glenn: this week, we're doing a special series of shows. our theme is from a line i read a long time ago from thomas jefferson to his nephew peter carr. he said "question with boldness even the very existence of god, for if there be a god he must surely honor serious honest questions over blindfolded fear." i don't know how many answers i will give you but i will raise many questions. so far, we haven't had any, and the silence is deafening. sure, they're tearing me apart, but none of the facts. write what you learn on this show down. write these questions down, and demand answers, because it's not a my america that we're talking about here. it's all of ours -- left, right, democrat, republican. all of our freedom of speech is on the ropes, and questioning your government is not only important, it is, in a democratic republic, which i think we stil
doesn't show signs of strengthening. glenn beck returns in a most, but first bret baier previews tonight's "special report." are pakistani nuclear sites really safe? new info about taliban attacks you haven't heard about, and rush limbaugh weighs in on the panel. join me at the top of the hour for "special report." now back to glenn. glenn: hello, america. tonight we're doing a special show, and i urge you to take this and bring it to your friends, show it to your friends. pass on the information that you see here. r.j. pastreto, and carter sneed and john hoff, former health and human services official in the bush administration are here. we're talking about healthcare. today, i saw the president give his speech, and he said, you know, some of these guys on that other network that are always trying to dig at me say i'm going to snuff out your grandma. i believe he was -- i believe he may have been talking about me, which i don't believe he is going to try to kill your grandmother, and consequently, guys, i think he is talking about you. >> guilt by association. glenn: guilt by associatio
and over a million people who trust liberty medical. >> i'm bret baier in washington. three men have been indicted in what justice department officials say is the largest hacking and identity theft case prosecuted. the men are accused of stealing 130 million credit card numbers and breaching security at major corporate identities. one of those accused was once an informant for the secret service. the first hurricane of this year he's atlantic season is picking up strength. hurricane bill has wind speeds topping 90 miles per hour as it heads towards bermuda. tropical storm claudette has been downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall at fort walden beach, florida. officials have changed the administration's approach of getting and sending e-mails about healthcare reform based on a story we first brought you here. we'll explain it all in "special report," plus the countdown to elections in afghanistan. join me in 26 minutes, but now, we'll head back to glenn beck in new york. glenn: welcome to our special on the death of small business in america. small businesses are respons
questioners. we will watch john mccain and then talked to bret and bill about what is going on. trace: hot temperatures in arizona. a sentence this model to be caned. now, the judge made a critical decision. that is coming up. jane: we're learning more from cia documents about terror plot that have been foiled. that intensified this battle over how effective the cia interrogations program has been. brian has been looking at the documents. any surprises? >> the most important thing is the assessment of the unnamed person who wrote one document in 2003. his assessment was that the interrogations program had been an absolute success. the bottom line is that these documents will be scrutinized. there will be plenty of debate over whether the techniques were too harsh or whether interrogators went too far, and it is important to note that some information they got in those interrogations' broke up a big plot against the u.s. against allies. most of this has been reported over the past several years, but buried in the just-released documents are new details. there were al qaeda plans for 9/11-ty
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of the fans. the last thing i want to tell you about, in wisconsin, remember how bret favre said he was ready to play football -- we just have confirmed that he is on his way, on a flight to the minnesota vikings. if all goes well in a perfect world, his agent says, he will sign. can you imagine having to walk across the border in viking country and see him where a viking uniform? where has the world on? jon: some pretty troubling passport camera from minneapolis. it is leading to an investigation. the tape shows daryl dinkins being pulled over for a traffic stop. a whole bunch of cops are punching and kicking him and even pulled out eight taser at one point. the police chief and minneapolis says there is a cause for concern, but they stopped short of saying what they did. he was pulled over why? >> he said he was at a stoplight. >> so they get out of the car, and declined is taken down and five other officers show up? >> that is right. it proceeded to punch and kick and elbow him. jon: i guess the question is, what did he say or do? for some time, they said, it does look good, but some time
pursue their dream in an america that is more equal and more just, including myself. martha: bret bair, this news, although everybody knew it was likely to be coming, it sinks in in many parts of the country, and is felt so strongly in washington. he and his family made civil rights the hallmarks of what he did. how is his loss felt where you are? >> there is outpouring of response from both sides of the ideal. when you look at his 36-year career, it's banned overtime presidencies. he authored or coauthored 2500 pieces of legislation. they were big pieces of legislation. as you mentioned, the civil rights legislation, title 9, cobra. some people say that you can measure a man by what his adversaries say about him. there are a lot of republicans who ideologically were diametrically opposed to senator ted kennedy who are coming out in droves today praising his career on the senate. we learned that former president george w. bush called mrs. vicky kennedy this morning and passed on their condolences. senator ted kennedy worked with president bush on a child left behind. most people you ta
saying new budget estimates adds $2 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. bret now previews "special report." bret: coming up, cash for clunkers closing up shop monday, but how long will it take for dealers to get paid, and the top two democrats in the house have different messages on healthcare. join me in 28 minutes for "special report." now back to glenn. glenn: welcome back to the glenn beck program. i want to let you in on something special that we will be doing in the coming days and weeks. this coming monday i'm going to be unveiling many things that well, a lot of people would not like you to see. by the end of the week, i'm going to tell you exactly what you can do about it. it will solve a pledge, and members of congress. it's just a few simple questions surrounding taxes spending energy, straightforward extraordinarily clear. i want you to be here all next week, and then we'll ask the members of congress to post their answers and we'll post them at foxnation.com. tuneú0 in monday, monday it
and into the same one that we will be forced to take? [applause] >> unfortunately there will not be a gambler bret -- government single payer. i would join it. apparently i was not clear when i said -- i am curious, do you really think that it be as is your argument? i thought your thoughtful people here to have a conversation. and disappointed at the level of response. -- i am disappointed at the level of response. i am trying to respond to your questions. as far as this is concerned, i do say this, i will be honest with you, -- sometimes you are not sure whether -- i feel very confident -- i am not on medicare -- i am on medicare. ii am not going to get in the lender. which one of you wants to yell first? i had the same as other federal employees. it is blue cross blue shield. i am going to vote for a bill that will have a public option as an option. people will have the option. no one will be forced into the plan. here is a great contradiction i get from people. one is, if you have this public plan is going to that because it will rationed and the government cannot run things. two, it will be s
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